Accelerated Learning

Understanding Accelerated Learning Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education (pdf)
This brief from the College and Career Readiness and Success Center at the American Institutes of Research (AIR) catalogs accelerated learning options that are currently being implemented in schools across the country and highlight efforts made both within and across secondary and postsecondary education.

Accelerated learning: A broad term that encompasses changes to the traditional time frame in which students accumulate credits.

Credit recovery: A structured means for students to earn missing credits needed for graduation.

Double dosing: A form of credit recovery in which students receive a "double dose" (usually a double period) of an academic subject to ensure that they remain on schedule to complete the necessary credits for graduation. It is typically used in secondary education when students arrive in high school and are underprepared for grade-level work.

Acceleration across secondary and postsecondary education: An opportunity for high school students to enroll in college courses and earn college credit. The programs in this category vary by the location of delivery, the type of instructor, and credit accrual at secondary and postsecondary levels (see the list of programs on page 7).

Accelerated remediation: A postsecondary course sequence that reduces the length of remedial-level English and mathematics courses to enable students to move more quickly into credit-bearing classes.